I wish I had a nickel for........ - page 6

I wish I had a nickel for every time a patient presents to the ER with an extensive list of medications, that of course doesn't have the list with them because we have it "on file". HELLO!!!!!!!... Read More

  1. by   giggleangel
    [color=#0080ff]~for every chest pain complaints that is not cardiac related
    [color=#0080ff]~for women who missed their menstrual period and wants to be checked out in the er if they're pregnant (they have platinum medicaid card)...how much does it cost them to buy a home pregnancy test???
    [color=#0080ff]~for those who complained to the management that the triage nurse is not doing anything and just sitting around ......(and drowning because there's a busload of patient still waiting to be triage)
    [color=#0080ff]~ when triage rn becomes the information desk for all the visitors that comes in to the hospital
    [color=#0080ff]~chief complaint of "i'm sick!" (i've yet to learn how to read your mind)
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    [color=#0080ff]i'm in control.......i'm a troll patrol!!!!:spin:




  2. by   oramar
    This was the problem I had when I was med/surg nurse. The ER nurse would copy only the names of the meds from the medications the patient brought in with them. Then they would then send the meds home with the family. As much as I complained they would not change it and get doses and times.
  3. by   kwilborn
    Quote from RNin92
    Someone PAID for a study like that!!!
    Didn't someone with the purse strings just want to say...duh?!!?
    That's how I finance my nursing education! I get a grant to study the theory that the the less ill a pt in the ED is the more they are going to complain!

    *Grins*
    Kellie
  4. by   Rapheal
    For every patient who has intractable n/v that always flairs up after they come back from smoking.

    For every relative and friend that leaves an alert and oriented patient's room and asks me "what's wrong with him/her" (Umm, I don't know- what did they tell you?)

    For every drama momma, sister, husband, who sits in the room and demands you provide more pain meds, more ice water, more blankets. more everything while their beloved has suddenly become totally unable to speak for themselves.

    For every nursing supervisor who breeezes into your own personal nursing war zone with the sounds of moaning, screaming, alarms, ect., and says as they quickly pass by "How's it going?"
  5. by   teeituptom
    Got to admire them DQs for their comedy relief

    Also that keep putting their gowns with the opening to the front despite what we tell them that they arent deisgned to go that way....More than I want to see
  6. by   RNin92
    I want a nickel for every drug-seeker that brings in their...
    child...spouse...grandfather...nephew...brother... sister...girlfriend...

    For every vague complaint under the sun...
    Just so they can get the Rx in someone ELSE'S name...to use themselves!
  7. by   stretch thin
    I love the ones that say; I take this pill for my b/p, I don't know the name of it but it's a little yellow pill, you know what it's called. I feel like saying, oh yeah I know which one it is, but isn't that for being stupid.
  8. by   z's playa
    Quote from stretch thin
    I love the ones that say; I take this pill for my b/p, I don't know the name of it but it's a little yellow pill, you know what it's called. I feel like saying, oh yeah I know which one it is, but isn't that for being stupid.
    How old were these so called stupid people? :stone
  9. by   RNin92
    Quote from z's playa
    How old were these so called stupid people? :stone
    In my experience...
    Age has little to do with stupidity!
  10. by   z's playa
    Quote from RNin92
    In my experience...
    Age has little to do with stupidity!
    Alright but I was asking because if it was a little old lady who forgot the name of her med,since she takes a huge assortment, I wouldn't call that being stupid.
  11. by   RNin92
    Quote from z's playa
    Alright but I was asking because if it was a little old lady who forgot the name of her med,since she takes a huge assortment, I wouldn't call that being stupid.
    Ok...Ok...
    You are right...
    Little old ladies do NOT qualify as stupid.
    My bad.


    But otherwise fairly intelligent people should KNOW the names of the medications they are taking!
    And why they are taking them!!!
  12. by   z's playa
    Quote from RNin92
    Ok...Ok...
    You are right...
    Little old ladies do NOT qualify as stupid.
    My bad.


    But otherwise fairly intelligent people should KNOW the names of the medications they are taking!
    And why they are taking them!!!
    {{{RN92}}} Now don't be so hard on yourself..you never made the original comment

    I'm all for people knowing medication for sure, otherwise it would make for an annoying triage to say the least! Time to hone those psychic skills ! :chuckle
  13. by   RNin92
    Quote from z's playa
    {{{RN92}}} Now don't be so hard on yourself..you never made the original comment

    I'm all for people knowing medication for sure, otherwise it would make for an annoying triage to say the least! Time to hone those psychic skills ! :chuckle
    Thanks my friend!

    I also love it when people say...
    I don't know what my medicine is...
    Ask my doctor when he gets here to see me...

    Yea right!
    It's 3 am...you're doctor is off in dreamland!

    Or...
    Don't you have my records from my doctor...he sent me here!?!


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